Ick Remedy

Ick Remedy
Product No. ML90657
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Ick, commonly known as white spot parasite, is associated with fish stress like poor water quality, temperature fluctuations or new fish additions.  Ick is easy to treat and with long term healthy water conditions you can prevent reinfection.
  • Treats external parasites and final infections
  • Clears white spot disease fast
  • Will not harm biological filter
Ick Remedy is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alive and well I purchased marineland idk remedy last week Thursday and even though one of my fry didn't make it, my other 3 fishes (molly, Oto, and mickey mouse platy) are alive and well. Thank you Marineland!
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff I used this product for years with new fish without issues. I am VERY strict about constant, super-clean water and perfect temperatures, so losing fish is rare for me. TLC is the key to aquarium success and my water always remains extremely clear and the fish are always active and healthy. Dont over-feed, spray lysol in the room or just FEED & FORGET. Watch over your fish by watching over their environment. If you follow those simple TLC steps, you may never have to use and meds at all.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Help!!! I have a single 9 inch oscar in a 55 gallon tank I have been treating for two days after the first day of treating the whitespots had about 9 percent disappeared on day two I did a 25 percent water change and treated again my oscar pepper seems I little less energetic today could be part of the healing process but I have decided to skip day 3 of treatment my questions is when I retreat should I only be treating the 25 percent of water I've treated or should I again treat all 55 gallons I don't want to poison my fish he means a lot to me
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unclear directions I don't underhand if we dose every single day or once every four to six
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No cure for my 55 gallon Dose by dose, followed directions exactly and I didn't see any relief for my poor fish, not even by day 6. Lost half of my tank during the process. Tried their all in 1 tablets and now seeing improvement for the ones that have survived.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results We had 3 betas....2 of them dies before we realized it was ick and began treatment. We used this for 1 week and cleared up completely. I highly recommend!! We have ghost shrimp with our betas and everything was fine!! Copper free!!!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfect! I added a bristlenose pleco and my small ranchu started to get white spots. I treated with another medicine and had no luck. Bought Marineland ick remedy and it worked fast! All my goldfish and shrimp made it with out a problem. Thanks for such a great product! 120 gallon tank, live plants, various shrimps, 4 goldfish
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great worked well Bought this two days ago put it in the water and it worked!! But you need to do research to make sure it is compatable for your fish,most are
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product! I bought some fish from a local pet store and shortly after they began to show signs of ick. Specifically 5 ember tetra and 2 otocinclus. These are very small fish so I truly did not expect all of them to make it. I trust marineland products so I grabbed this when I saw it in the store. I used this product in combination with aquarium salt and a higher water temperature, I saw improvement in only 24 hours. Very pleased. Pros: Works fast, works well, safe on tetras & snailsCons: Stains anything it touches, 200mI(ish) bottle is more than I'll ever use because I only have a 5 gallon aquarium
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I am new to the hobby and during my beginning cycles I have purchased fish from petco of corse after having the fish for about three days my others along with the ones I purchased contracted ICK I used this product and within 3 days of using the ICK remedie I have seen drastic improvement thank you Marineland!
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lethal and poorly labeled. Brand new and fully cycled aquarium with 12 rummy nosed tetras, a betta and two amano shrimp. After moving some plants around and disturbing the substrate, the next day my tetra had ick all over them. Went to the local pet store, very carefully read the limited label on this product to ensure there was no copper in it, and obviously looked for "Harmful to invertebrates" on the label...seeing neither I bought it and used it as directed. Next morning I check my tank before work, six of my twelve tetra are dead, as are my two Amano shrimp. The failure of Marineland to CLEARLY label copper content and danger to invertebrates is absolutely reckless...or worse. And why this product, which claims to be safe for fish, wiped out half my livestock in less than 12 hours is incredible. I cannot emphasize enough the danger of using this product, and the negligence of Marineland in its failure to more accurately label the product.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works Well - Bad Packaging I bought this product & the screw component of the cap was defective. The highly staining blue fluid has leaked out through the screwing mechanism while being used, and stained my hands, clothes, and even dripped onto my carpet. This product has left dark blue stains on the coffee stand it has leaked onto over time due to the defective cap... I cannot use this product without it dripping everywheres through the cap.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for ICH Been in the aquarium hobby for 20 years now, and anytime i get ich on my fish from aquarium stores like petsmart or what not. I always use this stuff. Within 3-6 days the ich is usually always gone.. never had issues with it. So far its the best stuff i found.. Id r ather use this then salt and raising temps to 89-90f which can actually roast most of your fish and usually never kills ich anyway
Date published: 2016-07-13
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Can a tank heater burn the fish if they swim too close to it?

Asked by: 843cindy
No, it can't. The water surrounding it keeps it cool to the touch for them. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-20

Is why water meant to stay blue?

Asked by: Matthew82
It depends on your tank's particular chemistry, but yes, it may stay blue during treatment. Remember to do a small water change prior to each dose and add fresh water to the tank. After treatment is done, do one more water change and add fresh carbon back to the filter to remove the blue. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-24

 I have 7 tiger barbs and 4 rasboras. One tiger barb had white spots 4 days ago and I stared to use ick remedy. I didn’t raise the temperature and found the medicine is not effective. Now I have raised the temperature to 82 F. Do I need to raise temp?

Asked by: Andrew328
Your fish may not have ick, it could have velvet which is a protozoan disease that requires copper, and looks a lot like ick. However, velvet usually seems to affect one fish, as in your case, whereas ick will affect the entire population, rapidly. We recommend a partial water change, and if there has been no improvement in the fish at all, trying a copper based product. In regards to the temperature, you actually raise it gradually to around 86 degrees over a period of a day or two. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-13

On the bottle of Ick remedy, it says “Treat 4 to 6 days, if white spots persist dose every 24 hrs until it clears”. My question is can you clarify these directions. Am I supposed to treat them with this every 4 to 6 days or every 24 hours for 4 to 6 days?

Asked by: Nickel
Treat once a day, for 4-6 days, until the spots are gone. So water change and treat every 24 hours until fish are well, spots are gone. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-03

Is it safe to my platty ,shrimp and fry to add this product directly to my tank? To clear the ich

Asked by: Jarousel
It would be safe for your platy, and most likely the fry too, but not the shrimp. Shrimp need to be removed from tanks prior to adding most any type of medication. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-02

Does it work for fin rot?

Asked by: Aray17
No, it is for Ick, which is a parasite. Fin rot is an issue due to poor water quality, low pH and/or bacteria. We recommend All In One Remedy for that issue. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-30

I use Aqueon Filter Cartridges. So for my Betta fish do I continue to use this filter during treatment or do I NOT use it?

Asked by: Richard F
If they have carbon inside of them, you remove the cartridge but you always leave the filter actually operating. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-18

Can this product be used in a freshwater tank?

Asked by: JesseRuth
Yes, this is only for freshwater tanks, and is not recommended for salt water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-12

So I was just told my cichlids have ick (stress). I purchased this item and I’m currently trying to treat my aquarium. Do you add this with 75% water and water conditioner while fish are in there?? 

Asked by: Liljohnnie18
Do a 25% partial water change once a day, and add this along with your water conditioner. Fish can be in the tank, yes, because you place this in a bucket of new water then pour it in. Do this for up to 7 days or until all spots have disappeared. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-06-27

Is this safe to use if there are snails in the tank too?

Asked by: Teddi
No, any medication that is chemically formulated is not recommended for tanks housing snails, shrimp, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-06-15

will this kill my aquatic plants? I have marimos and java moss and I read that ick can live on top of the plants as hosts, so want to use this, but I also don't want the plants to die.

Asked by: jackie27
It can harm some plants, yes. Most medications that treat ick are generally not good for plants. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-29

For scaleless fish such as loaches, black ghost knife fish..etc, can I still use this product? Some others suggest using half dosage. Is this applicable to Ick Remedy as well?

Asked by: TinoL
Thank you for asking! We do recommend using a half dose for scaleless fish. For more help please call Marineland at 1-800-322-1266. We are happy to help!
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2018-05-16

Unclear on the directions. This would be day 2 for me. Yesterday I added 50ml (5ml per 10 gallons as directed) into my 50 gallon tank. So do i do a 25 percent water change every day and add another 50ml? Or just enough to cover the clean water (8ml)?

Asked by: Melg23
Great question! You do a water change daily, and add the 50 ml. The medication breaks down and dissipates within 24 hours, just like most meds are no longer effective for us, after 24 hours, when we are ill. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-24

I’ve read two answers that this “is safe” and that it “is not safe” for live plants. Which is it? I’ve dosed once but don’t want to continue with the live plants in the tank unless it is safe. 

Asked by: Lolo2
No, this product is not safe for plants. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-03

I have a 15 gallon tank and now I currently have 6 goldfish in the tank, is this product every 4-6 days do I add the ink in or every 24 hours?

Asked by: ashleylauren
You dose once a day for 4-6 days. By the way, your tank is too small for 6 goldfish. They require a minimum of 3 gallons per inch of fish, and as they grow to around 6 to 12 inches, there should be more room for their rapid growth as well. Minimum 10 gallons per 2" goldfish is ideal. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-02

do I continue changing my water 25% throughout the 4-6 days?

Asked by: ashleylauren
The first change should be 25%. After that, prior to each dose, do about 10-15% just to keep the water quality up. Once all medicating is done, dose the tank with Marineland Bio Spira (freshwater) or Aquarium Bacteria. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-17

What are the directions for this product?  Do I add it to the water every day?  For how many days?

Asked by: Wendym
Do a partial water change prior to each dose, and remove the carbon from your filter system, but keep it running. Dose once a day until all spots are gone for 24 hours. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-18

Does this contain copper?

Asked by: ImAshes
No, it does not. It contains Victoria Greene and nitromersol. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-12

Is there a different method to treating the fish instead of putting the med in my 5gl tank maybe putting the fish in a quarantine tank with the meds and salt for a number amount of time everyday for the 6 day treatment???

Asked by: Ng801
Yes, you can certainly set up a q tank, but you leave the fish in it, and treat him there until he is well, then move him back to the display tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

Will this also cure Cotton Wool Disease? 

Asked by: GeorgieFloats
No, this is not going to cure that, try Fungus Guard or All In One Remedy. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

You need instructions that are clear. Do you mean 25% water change before each dose or only if it persists longer than 4-6 days. 

Asked by: Wendy F
You always do a small water change, anywhere between 10-25% prior to any dose of any medication to keep water quality in decent shape. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

I have 5gl tank and started treating my betta & tetras with Marineland and salt for ick. I removed my filter did a 25% water change and started treatment. Now I'm wondering about my 3 plants, 2 cherry shrimp, 1 snail and Otto.... Will they be ok in tank?

Asked by: Ng801
The toxicity of Malachite/Victoria Green varies with a number of factors including species of fish and its size, species of fish, etc., along with prevailing water conditions. There is a lot of dispute about using it with invertebrates so we typically recommend not using it with shrimp, snails, etc. As otos are scaleless, and can be sensitive, it would not be recommended with them either. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-06

I spilt this stuff EVERYWHERE! What can I do to get it out of painted walls and my wooden fish tank stand?

Asked by: Erik30
It typically fades with time. Acetone may remove it, but we have not done any research on this topic. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-02

Is this pure methylene blue? I have goldfish fry and heard I should add some 

Asked by: Adrianna
The active ingredients are Victoria Green and nitromersol. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-02

Can i use this for a clown losch? It has white spots and that is how i got it. I currently have it in its own tank water temp its 82f ann 0, nit 0, nat 0 and there is aqua salt in the tank.

Asked by: Suzie84
No, this is not recommended for scaleless fish. There really are no effective medications that are safe for a scaleless fish, and clown loaches do not tolerate meds at all. Gradually raise the temperature to 86 degrees over the next day, and do frequent, small water changes (about one per day). That's his best chance. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-02

Is 4-6 days a daily or every other day?

Asked by: Bboal
Dose once every day for 4 - 6 days. Keep dosing till all spots have been gone for 24 hours. The average amount of time for this to occur is usually 3-4 days, but that depends on how badly infected the fish are, and how healthy the tank is overall. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-18

Will this harm my Cory cat?

Asked by: Tmc63
No, it should not harm cory cats. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-27

My betta was been very sick lately :-( pretty sure his ick turned into a fungal infection so the pet store recommended I try this (API wasn't working). Can you please explain the dosage? Just confused if I dose every day or wait, he is in a 1gallon tank

Asked by: afreysteinson
Ick Remedy is not what you want if he has a fungal infection. You dose every 24 hours, with a partial water change right before the dosing. He needs a heater and a filter in his tank if you want him to get well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-18

I have a 75 gallon goldfish tank, uncycled, currently 0 niriate/nitrite and 0.25 ammonia, gh 300, kh 300, ph 8.5, temp 21.3C. Should I be increasing the tank temperature in conjunction with this product? Also will I need start the cycling process again?

Asked by: Kasey1989
Tough question. Assuming your fish have ick, since you want to use this medication, it would be good to have warmer water, but goldfish are not going to be happy at around 29 degrees Celsius. Keep track of ammonia and nitrite, do a partial water change every day, prior to medicating. Add SafeStart Plus after you are done medicating, and add aquarium salt to the tank. Two tablespoons per 37 liters should help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-20

I have a betta in a 2.5 gallon tank. I added the first dose of Ick Remedy yesterday and removed the carbon filter. The tank is a little cloudy today - should I be concerned or continue treatment as indicated?

Asked by: arasler
Keep the filter running, do a 25% water change, and keep dosing. Medications are hard on water quality so be sure to do a water change prior to each dose. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-18
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